Logo

Mathematical Sciences Research Institute

Home » Critical Issues in Mathematics Education 2017: Observing for Access, Power, and Participation in Mathematics Classrooms as a Strategy to Improve Mathematics Teaching and Learning

Workshop

Critical Issues in Mathematics Education 2017: Observing for Access, Power, and Participation in Mathematics Classrooms as a Strategy to Improve Mathematics Teaching and Learning March 15, 2017 - March 17, 2017
Registration Deadline: March 17, 2017 6 months ago
To apply for Funding you must register by: December 15, 2016 9 months ago
Parent Program: --
Series: Critical Issues
Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium, Baker Board Room, Atrium
Organizers Michael Driskill (Math for America ), Esther Enright (Boise State University), Rochelle Gutierrez (University of Illinois), LEAD Jodie Novak (University of Northern Colorado), LEAD Miriam Sherin (Northwestern University), Joi Spencer (University of San Diego), Elizabeth van Es (University of California, Irvine)
Speaker(s)

Show List of Speakers

Description
Success rates in mathematics as well as recruitment and retention rates in the mathematics pipeline are low at all education levels and are, across predictable demographics, disproportionately low for students who are women, Latin@, Black, American Indian, recent immigrants, emergent bilinguals/multilinguals, and poor. Efforts to address these low rates often focus on programmatic solutions such as creating mentoring or bridge programs to address perceived deficiencies. While these programs achieve some success, evidence suggests that they may not substantially improve students’ subsequent success in mathematics or meaningfully address the ways that students experience mathematics instruction. The 2017 CIME workshop will focus on observations of mathematics classrooms through the lens of equity. Specifically, we will use observation as a tool for understanding and improving imbalances of access, participation, and power in mathematics teaching and learning. In doing so, we seek to better understand students’ experiences in mathematics classrooms in order to improve academic success, recruitment and retention, and meaningful experiences for historically marginalized populations. Five questions structure the highly interactive design of the workshop: What does it mean to create an equitable classroom environment? How can the structure of classroom interactions lead to imbalances of access, identity, and power in mathematics teaching and learning? How can such structures be rebuilt to better serve all students? How might observations of mathematics instruction help us to identify power dynamics in classrooms? What language is helpful to describe interactions in mathematics classrooms? What might we learn from observations about how culture and identity are developed for some students but not others? What do classroom observations reveal about how instruction supports or discourages engagement in mathematics for students of different backgrounds? What does it mean to observe interactions in a mathematics classroom with an eye towards equity? What language is helpful to describe interactions in mathematics classrooms? How do we observe and describe interactions among students, between students and mathematics, between students and instructors, and between students and resources (i.e., textbooks, computers, chalkboards, manipulatives)? What professional experiences can support mathematics instructors to learn how to observe for, describe, interpret, and productively address interactions in the mathematics classroom from the lens of equity? What professional experiences can support mathematics instructors to increase the number of equitable interactions and decrease the number of inequitable ones in their classrooms? What measures might be useful in tracking our progress in learning to see, describe, interpret, and productively address (in)equitable interactions in mathematics classrooms? What measures and tools might be useful in tracking the impacts on instruction and student learning? How might we develop infrastructure to help with this work (video library, faculty resources, etc.)?   Group Photo
Show Tags and Subject Classification
Primary Mathematics Subject Classification No Primary AMS MSC
Secondary Mathematics Subject Classification No Secondary AMS MSC
Funding & Logistics Show All Collapse

Show Funding

To apply for funding, you must register by the funding application deadline displayed above.

Students, recent Ph.D.'s, women, and members of underrepresented minorities are particularly encouraged to apply. Funding awards are typically made 6 weeks before the workshop begins. Requests received after the funding deadline are considered only if additional funds become available.

Show Lodging

MSRI has preferred rates at the Hotel Durant, depending on room availability. Reservations may be made by calling 1-800-238-7268 OR directly on their website. When making reservations, guests must request the MSRI preferred rate. Click on "Promo/Corporate Code" at the top of the page and enter the code 123MSRI (this code is not case sensitive).

MSRI has a preferred rate at the Hotel Shattuck Plaza, depending on room availability. Guests can call the hotel's main line at 510-845-7300 and ask for the MSRI- Mathematical Science Research Inst. discount. To book online visit this page. Click on "Promo/Corporate Code" at the top of the page and enter the code MSRI (this code is not case sensitive).

MSRI has preferred rates at the Berkeley Lab Guest House, depending on room availability. Reservations may be made by calling 510-495-8000 or directly on their website. Select "Affiliated with the Space Sciences Lab, Lawrence Hall of Science or MSRI." When prompted for your UC Contact/Host, please list Chris Marshall (coord@msri.org).

MSRI has a preferred rates at Easton Hall and Gibbs Hall, depending on room availability. Guests can call the Reservations line at 510-204-0732 and ask for the MSRI- Mathematical Science Research Inst. rate. To book online visit this page, select "Request a Reservation" choose the dates you would like to stay and enter the code MSRI (this code is not case sensitive).

Additional lodging options may be found on our short term housing page.

Show Directions to Venue

Show Visa/Immigration

Show Reimbursement Guidelines

Schedule
Show Schedule
Show All Collapse
Mar 15, 2017
Wednesday
03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
  Registration
04:00 PM - 04:30 PM
  Conference Overview
Deborah Ball (University of Michigan), David Eisenbud (MSRI - Mathematical Sciences Research Institute)
04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
  Plenary Presentation: Equity: How the E-word helps and hurts our cause in mathematics education
Rochelle Gutierrez (University of Illinois)
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
  Reception
Mar 16, 2017
Thursday
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  Plenary Presentation: I DO (NOT) Belong: Experiences of Black Women and Girls in Mathematics Education
Nicole Joseph (Vanderbilt University)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  Break
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Workshop Sessions
Joi Spencer (University of San Diego), Darryl Yong (Harvey Mudd College)
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
  Lunch
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
  Small Group Discussions
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  Opening the Gateway to STEM Disciplines: What Have We Learned From the Arlington Emerging Scholars Program in Calculus?
James Epperson (University of Texas)
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  Tea Break
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
  Workshop Sessions
Haiwen Chu (WestEd), Victoria Hand (University of Colorado at Boulder), Rebecca Perry (WestEd), Elizabeth van Es (University of California, Irvine)
04:30 PM - 05:00 PM
  Where are we now?
Mar 17, 2017
Friday
08:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  Plenary Presentation: Turning Conversations into Actions: Addressing Inequities in Mathematics Classrooms
Dorothy White (University of Georgia)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  Break
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Workshop Sessions
Aditya Adiredja (University of Arizona), Victoria Bonaccorso (Montclair State University), Lauren Brady (Park East High School), Michael Driskill (Math for America ), Dave Henry (University at Buffalo (SUNY)), Elizabeth Kent (Buffalo Public Schools), Eileen Murray (Montclair State University), David Wilson (University at Buffalo (SUNY)), Nilam Yagielski (Sweet Home High School)
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
  Lunch
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
  Workshop Sessions
Sylvia Celedón-Pattichis (University of New Mexico), Esther Enright (Boise State University)
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  Small Group Discussion
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  Tea Break
03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
  Small Group Report Out (Gallery Walk)
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
  Closing Activity